UHMWPE fibers get R&D boost in Singapore


Ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) fiber supplier DSM Dyneema (Heerlen, The Netherlands) has opened its Asia Pacific Technical Center. The new 2500m2, $12.3 million center located in Tuas, Singapore, is the first for DSM Dyneema in Asia Pacific.

In addition to traditional materials testing, the facility will house the country's first-ever independent ballistics testing facility featuring two ballistic ranges and labs for conducting comprehensive tests for both personal and vehicle armor applications with Dyneema in accordance with international, European and regional Asia Pacific standards. For DSM Dyneema, this will be the third global ballistics testing facility, complementing units in the U.S. and Europe.

"We are very excited with the opening of the new Asia Pacific Technical Center," said Gerard de Reuver, president of DSM Dyneema. "This region is a key part of our global corporate strategy with our focus on high-growth economies. With the opening of our new center, we will provide our customers with the support to ensure all their innovative and technical needs with Dyneema are met."...
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